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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks so much for the help! You need to stay with me till Friday and I'll let you go. hehe



    Analogy

    subsidy:support=debt:obligation


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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Analogy

    ruffle:shirt
    (A)rafter:roof
    (B)molding:cabinet

    Answer: Bee

    My line of reasoning is that ruffle and rafter are outer parts of shirt and rood individually. What does "molding" mean here?



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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Analogy

    distill:purify=leaven:volume

    The first set is to make something stronger and more purifier, whereas
    the second set is to make the volume less moring. I don't see it. Please throw some liiiiiiiiiiiight!



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    #24

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    You're very welcome. They can be easily confused.

    The prefixes a- and anti- can be be very close in meaning.

    a- + pathy = without feeling (no interest)
    anti- +pathy = feeling against (dislike)
    Thanks for the affixation!


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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Try not to overthink these things. The simplest answer is usually the correct one.

    Ask yourself, what is the relationship between the first pair? Then find one that shows the same relationship.
    Easy does it, Sabrina!
    But linguistists are just SO crazy!


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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In my opinion, it isn't perfect, but I find these analogy type questions to be the least meaningful.
    Really? I kind of like these questions. Hope I'm not boring ya.

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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Hi Mike,

    Thanks so much for the help! You need to stay with me till Friday and I'll let you go. hehe



    Analogy

    subsidy:support=debt:obligation
    I would need to see the other choices, but this one is questionable for me.

    One could say that a subsidy is a type of financial support and a debt is a type of financial obligation, but there might be a better fit.

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    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Analogy

    ruffle:shirt
    (A)rafter:roof
    (B)molding:cabinet

    Answer: Bee

    My line of reasoning is that ruffle and rafter are outer parts of shirt and rood individually. What does "molding" mean here?

    I would choose B. A ruffle is a decorative, but not integral part of a shirt. Molding around a cabinet is often decorative, but not really functional.

    Rafters, on the other hand, are not decorative. They are beams that support a roof.

    mold·ing (mōl'dĭng) (moulding in BrE)
    n.
    1. The act or process of molding.
    2. Something that is molded.
    3. An embellishment in strip form, made of wood or other structural material, that is used to decorate or finish a surface, such as the wall of a room or building or the surface of a door or piece of furniture. In this sense, also called mold.


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    #29

    Re: Mike:Verbal questions

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi View Post
    Analogy

    distill:purify=leaven:volume

    The first set is to make something stronger and more purifier, whereas
    the second set is to make the volume less moring. I don't see it. Please throw some liiiiiiiiiiiight!

    Again, other choices would help. I don't get this one at all.

    Distilling something purifies it, but leavening something doesn't volume it.
    This one is a real stretch.

    If "purifY" were "purity", it would be better.

    When you distill something you increase its purity; when you leaven something, you increase its volume. Still a stretch, but better.

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    Thanks for the affixation!
    You're welcome.

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